Desiree S Baby

1125 WordsJun 24, 20155 Pages
Désirée 's Baby By: Monica Rachel Page  1 Plot Désirée is abandoned as a baby, and then she was discovered by Monsieur Valmondé lying in the shadow of a stone pillar near the Valmondé gateway and was adopted by the Valmondé couple. She is courted by Armand after growing up. They get married and have a child, but the baby 's skin is the same color as a quadroon. Armand assumes that Désirée is a decendent of black people. Désirée tries to deny the accusation by asking for her mother Valmondé 's proof, but Madame Valmondé only suggests that Désirée and the baby return to the Valmondé estate. Armand also insists on their leaving. After that, Désirée takes the baby away and walks off into a bayou, never to be seen again. Armand finds one…show more content…
Page  9 Why did Armand burn all the things concerning the baby and Desiree, including the bundle of letter? 1. He deliberately did such a striking thing to catch others’ eyes, manifesting that he was absolutely a white man (though actually he wasn’t) and he hated the black and wanted to break completely with his hybrid wife and baby. 2. He was afraid that others would discover his black ancestry. If others knew his identity, he would have been deprived of the right of inheritance and might even be reduced to slave according to the law at that time. 3. Because he is a black man who was born with evil natures. He did so in order to humiliate Désirée and the baby more. Page  10 Symbols Foreshadowings 1.the stone pillar  Desiree 's "obscure origin" 2.the sun was just sinking  L 'Abris Appearance 3.yellow stuccoed house  Something in the Air 4.pall  Armand 's Complexion 5.the name of L’Abri 6.the name of Désirée 7.white garment Page  11 Point of view  Omniscient point of view : Désirée 's unknown parents and her love  Limited ominiscient point of view : Désirée 's feeling  Objective point of view : Désirée 's death Page  12 Title "The Father of Désirée 's Baby" Page  13 "Désirée 's Baby" Is this a story of anti-racism and feminism? Page  14 Theme  Feminism  Subconscious Racism & Ethnocentrism White people are morally exalted while black people feature the evil human nature. Page 
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